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AlisterL

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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2008, 02:49:39 AM »

Hi all - another one from NZ.

BTW, you Aussies do realise you are the West Island right..?

I'm in South Auckland, very close to the Wattle Downs ponds where the I.C. and yacht guys run/sail.
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2008, 04:12:09 AM »

Hi all - another one from NZ.

BTW, you Aussies do realise you are the West Island right..?

I'm in South Auckland, very close to the Wattle Downs ponds where the I.C. and yacht guys run/sail.
Touche Alister. What is the Model Boat scene like in NZ. Model shops, clubs and lakes?

Regards David
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2008, 02:03:18 PM »

Martin13,

Your newsagent would be able to get the bismarck for you as all there mags are delivered by Gordon and Gotch, who also sned out the Bismarck kit.........



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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2008, 02:29:45 PM »

This is a truye story.

I was studying in Shanghai University and one of the other students is from your part of the globe. Having upset two NZlanders in the past by asking 'What part of Australia are you from?', I thought I would play safe.

So I ask, 'What part of the Antipodes are you from?'
To which comes back the answer, 'I'm not'.

Now I am confused, until he follows up with 'I'm an Australian'.

Say no more.

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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2008, 02:44:20 PM »

Martin13,

Your newsagent would be able to get the bismarck for you as all there mags are delivered by Gordon and Gotch, who also sned out the Bismarck kit.........



Roy

Roy, a couple of guys in our club did some investigating with a local newsagent as to why he is not stocking the " Bismarck Build Magazine"

His response  - In order to build the kit successfully, a customer would have to purchase all mags at the full price (not as per introductory offer) in order to complete kit. The newsagent was told by the distributors that the total investment to build would amount to $2000 plus. The newsagent did not believe that his customers would spend that sort of money over a two year period - hence does not stock copies.
Personally, I agree. I would prefer to spend that sort of money on a good kit instead O0

Martin
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2008, 04:56:53 PM »

Hi all - another one from NZ.

BTW, you Aussies do realise you are the West Island right..?

I'm in South Auckland, very close to the Wattle Downs ponds where the I.C. and yacht guys run/sail.
Would those be the ponds around the Wattle Farm Road area Alister ?
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2008, 11:26:34 PM »

Kit - Yes - those are the ones.

I was there yesterday afternoon with my son to run my boats and caught the end of the yachts having a sail.
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2008, 11:35:42 PM »


Touche Alister. What is the Model Boat scene like in NZ. Model shops, clubs and lakes?

Regards David

Sorry David - I couldn't help myself :)

I'm not very familiar with the local club scene I have to say. I did investigate some years ago - like 5 or 6 - but then got so busy with work that I never joined it. Since then we've had kids too, so not much time there. Once upon a time in my teens I was in the Taranaki Model Marine Club, but left that when I went to Uni.

As for model shops, there are plenty around, but boat supplies are mostly kits, not many loose parts. Props are a problems as I have just discovered and I'm not sure about lite ply supplies - although I've not had to look for that as yet. There is an almost specialist boat supplier on our North shore, but they are mostly IC stuff.

Lakes, well, I can see the yacht sails and the rooster tails from the IC guys, but there is no scale club using that. They have a lake further into Auckland city, but - and I hope that if any of the members of that club is on these forums that they do not get offended - I didn't think much of the lake. It was small by any standards. I'm not sure my PT boat would be terribly suitable!
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2008, 02:13:21 AM »

Alister

A fellow PT Boat man. I am doing the Higgins PT Boat at 1/32 scale. What type of PT do you have??

Regards David
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2008, 03:11:44 AM »

David,

it's the Dumas PT-109 #1233. It's the wooden hull not the bigger GRP version. Probably very similar in size to yours. It's ended up at about 3.2Kg with everything on board and thats a little too heavy for the RS540S and 9.6v pack its running to get up and plane properly. It's taken me a few years of intermittent building to get it finished. I like to stop and procrastinate about the difficult bits but it's been a relief to finally get it going. It is what I describe as a "3 foot model" - 3 feet being the distance away from it you need to be to miss the mistakes!
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2008, 09:21:03 AM »

David,

- 3 feet being the distance away from it you need to be to miss the mistakes!

I love that quote {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

can I borrow it O0

martin doon under
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2008, 09:51:19 AM »

If you want to! I thought I was the only one that needed it though... :)


I love that quote {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

can I borrow it O0

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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2008, 09:49:35 PM »

Hi guys,

Not really to do with boats but it is something to do with water.

A new edible fish as just been introduced over here in the UK Baramundi (hope I have spelt that right). I have tried some and it is delicious.

Thing is it is being marketed as the Aussies favourite fish could you guys confirm or deny that.

Thanks Colin H.

Colin
Just to come back to your barramundy
There is a big tournament here in darwin coming up soon. Come over and you can catch it yourself, better done the frozen ones you get over in the UK
palmerstongamefishing.com.au    not sure if i have done it correct here      if not try O0 over the internet  www.palm etc etc

Mokumer 
Top of down under O0 ;)
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2008, 07:39:51 PM »

Hi guys,

Not really to do with boats but it is something to do with water.

A new edible fish as just been introduced over here in the UK Baramundi (hope I have spelt that right). I have tried some and it is delicious.

Thing is it is being marketed as the Aussies favourite fish could you guys confirm or deny that.

Thanks Colin H.

Colin
Just to come back to your barramundy
There is a big tournament here in darwin coming up soon. Come over and you can catch it yourself, better done the frozen ones you get over in the UK
www.palmerstongamefishing.com.au    not sure if i have done it correct here      if not try O0 over the internet  www.palm etc etc

Mokumer 
Top of down under O0 ;)
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Re: Aussies - where are you
« Reply #64 on: April 26, 2008, 10:19:07 PM »

Mokumer Hi,

I love that idea, would love to visit Aus, maybe when I retire so that I could spend some time there.

As to the bara we have a company based `would you believe` in the New Forest that is breeding them. So we get them the day after harvest.

Yours Colin H.
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